Thursday, August 26, 2010

tangy sweet and sour meatloaf

Do you ever have leftover Chinese food? If you are like me, you make sure you do. I love to have leftovers the next morning for breakfast. Usually, even after gorging on leftovers, there are still a few items remaining. There is always white rice left and often there is sweet and sour sauce. If I happen to have these two ingredients, I make this: Sweet and sour meatloaf. Maybe I shouldn't call it's really a poultry loaf,but I'm not sure that it sounds very appetizing. I think I'll stick with meatloaf. Now, I love they basic meatloaf, made with ground beef, however, this one is special. It just doesn't seem that heavy, and the flavors just pop. It serves up well, next to a fried rice and an Asian style salad. Be careful not to cook it on too high of a will dry out the turkey as well as burn the sweet and sour sauce. Sweet & Sour Meatloaf
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2 lbs ground turkey
1 cup red onion, diced
1 cup bell pepper (red, yellow, or yellow), diced
1 cup rice, cooked and cooled
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Teaspoons Worcestershire
1 cup sweet and sour sauce

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients, excluding 1/4 cup of the sweet and sour sauce. Smash all ingredients together well and form into a loaf on a foil lined sheet pan. Spread the remaining sweet and sour sauce over the top. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Juices should run clear. Let sit for five minutes before slicing.


Unknown said...

Love meatloaf, turkey or beef, and I'm always looking for something different. The husband refuses to even try meatloaf, but I still make it, although I make little loaves and freeze them. Glad to have a new recipe for my collection!

sweetlife said...

great idea, we love meatloaf and witha n asian tiwst even yummier...
congrats to Louanne...


Unknown said...

what a nice twist to meatloaf. I must try this. yum.
Have a great day. Michael